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An All-Arab Female Ascent of Everest

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Hailing from Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Oman, four female climbers are attempting to summit Everest—three of them for the first time. Filmmaker Elia Saikaly is documenting the journey as part of his project The Dream of Everest. This segment, Departure to Lukla, showcases the approach of the team and interviews with the women before they start climbing.

Mount Everest